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Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Best environment and great colleauges

Cons

Should make sure to join the right group

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great company to work for, but difficult to move around internally & more politics than expected.

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    Current Employee - Adops Media Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Adops Media Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture
    Great vision for the future
    Very bottom-led so great opportunities for growth and to lead
    Minimal micro-management
    Freedom to pursue projects you feel are worthwhile
    Great internal comms - very included in the company and the goings-on

    Cons

    Difficult to move internally, harder than expected
    Promotional cycles are more political than expected and tricky to navigate
    More politics in general than expected
    In the Sales Org side, too many managers are 'old-school' ad/media types which makes them very much an 'old boys club' and this doesn't mesh well with the Google culture itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - awesome coworkers
    - very smart people
    - supportive management
    - food and perks!
    - offer workshops for improving skill sets (coding etc)

    Cons

    Stressful to deliver good quality product in under 4 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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